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Motor racing - Last year's crash the least of Alonso's worries

MELBOURNE Fernando Alonso felt lucky to be alive after emerging unscathed from a spectacular crash during last season's Australian Grand Prix but the twice Formula One world champion will give it no thought on his return to Albert Park this year.

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Motor racing - Hamilton calls for more women in 'dude' dominated paddock 7:13am GMT

MELBOURNE There are "too many dudes" in the paddock at Formula One races and the series needs to improve access for women, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday.

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Ferrari must take test performances into first race, says Hakkinen 22 Mar 2017

HELSINKI Formula One team Ferrari have set expectations high after strong performances in testing and could pay a heavy price if they disappoint in the season's opening race in Australia, according to retired double world champion Mika Hakkinen.

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Renault apply 'belt and braces' fix to power unit problem 22 Mar 2017

MELBOURNE Renault said they have fixed their pre-season power unit problems with a "belt and braces" approach ahead of Formula One's Australian Grand Prix opener.

Indonesian Gelael to test with Toro Rosso F1 team 22 Mar 2017

MELBOURNE Indonesian driver Sean Gelael will take part in three Formula One tests with Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso this year, the Italy-based team said on Wednesday.

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Mercedes look to make early statement in Australia 22 Mar 2017

MELBOURNE Beefier cars and bulked-up drivers will hit Albert Park circuit on Sunday for Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix where many fans will be hoping at least one team can strike an early blow against dominant Mercedes.

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Motor racing - Bottas out to make the most of dream chance at Mercedes 22 Mar 2017

MELBOURNE Valtteri Bottas is determined to make the most of his "dream" opportunity after being ushered into the Mercedes seat left vacant by the sudden retirement of Formula One champion Nico Rosberg at the end of last season.

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Rivals are closer, warns Mercedes F1 boss 20 Mar 2017

LONDON Formula One's new rules are "just what the doctor ordered", even if rival teams have become more competitive, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff.

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